According to the announcement on evertonfc.com, Chong has 35 years of experience in the development sector and played a role at senior level in projects at Manchester United's Old Trafford ground, the Manchester Commonwealth Games stadium, Wigan Athletic's DW Stadium.
He also delivered the build of the Park End Stand at Goodison Park in 1994.
Chong's hire represents another step forward the Blues' project, the funding details of which have yet to be confirmed along with the final capacity.
“I feel privileged to have the opportunity to play a key role in the delivery of what will be a great project, not only for Everton Football Club but also for the City of Liverpool,” Chong said.
“The Club has already done a huge amount of work to get us to our current position, spending millions of pounds to make sure that any scheme we develop is right for the Club and our fans, that the design principles are right and, crucially, that it's affordable.
“This is a long and complex process, but we have put together a well-resourced team of internal staff and consultants to ensure we are able to drive this forward effectively.”
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1 Posted 13/08/2018 at 17:32:08
Seems another step?
Bloody happy clapper!
2 Posted 13/08/2018 at 17:34:10
3 Posted 13/08/2018 at 17:35:08
4 Posted 13/08/2018 at 17:44:33
5 Posted 13/08/2018 at 17:46:52
He's been at Goodison since 2016 and hasn't made an impression yet... what is the club thinking about?
6 Posted 13/08/2018 at 17:47:17
7 Posted 13/08/2018 at 17:50:13
8 Posted 13/08/2018 at 17:57:01
9 Posted 13/08/2018 at 18:00:58
Gerry .v funny!
10 Posted 13/08/2018 at 18:02:15
11 Posted 13/08/2018 at 18:10:55
Just watch what happens when Marco builds a proper team. Demand will skyrocket. Crikey, we have had a sold-out stadium watching a poor team for the last x amount of years.
12 Posted 13/08/2018 at 18:17:21
Any other fellow Blues know the maximum capacity that would Be doable given the size of the land on Bramley Moore dock.
13 Posted 13/08/2018 at 18:31:51
It baffles me sometimes how some put 2&2 together and come up with 5, I don't know what yous expect the stadium to be like a wardrobe and put together in a day?
14 Posted 13/08/2018 at 18:43:45
Humour aside, this is an absolutely monumental opportunity. Everything crossed we get the funding in place and deliver a fitting stadium to put us properly back on top, as we once were and can be again.
Arise, Blue Tide, wash away the plastic red smears the have too long now been above us on and off the pitch. Fight, fight, fight with all our might to make this dream a reality.
I don't know what is possible, but I know whatever the capacity it won't be big enough to house the latent demand for an Everton side that really makes us proud again. Good luck to all. 🤞
15 Posted 13/08/2018 at 18:46:53
That wouldn't be an IKEA wardrobe, then.
And I'm not a moany fecker, though I did name my dog Mudgeon.
16 Posted 13/08/2018 at 18:47:09
17 Posted 13/08/2018 at 18:56:58
Loved Cheech and Chong btw.
18 Posted 13/08/2018 at 19:01:05
20 Posted 13/08/2018 at 19:03:25
21 Posted 13/08/2018 at 19:09:15
22 Posted 13/08/2018 at 19:12:34
23 Posted 13/08/2018 at 19:22:44
24 Posted 13/08/2018 at 19:54:24
25 Posted 13/08/2018 at 19:59:16
Blomqvist and Linderoth spring to mind.
26 Posted 13/08/2018 at 20:09:10
27 Posted 13/08/2018 at 20:15:36
28 Posted 13/08/2018 at 20:17:01
29 Posted 13/08/2018 at 20:29:30
30 Posted 13/08/2018 at 20:35:51
31 Posted 13/08/2018 at 20:41:05
32 Posted 13/08/2018 at 20:56:31
33 Posted 13/08/2018 at 21:39:59
" Hey lady, did you order a pepperoni pizza?"
Customer: " yeah"
Cheech: " Well, here's the pizza and zzzzzzzzzt! [trouser zip] here's the pepperoni."
Just about as un-PC as it gets but I still giggle when anyone makes mention of pepperoni pizza.
34 Posted 13/08/2018 at 21:57:34
35 Posted 14/08/2018 at 02:34:10
36 Posted 14/08/2018 at 07:43:20
Editors, whats the policy on publishing posts which in ‘having a laugh casually denigrate women and other nationalities?
37 Posted 14/08/2018 at 10:17:06
Its gone dormant and Im not buying into this scheme until the drainage plan, fill in plan and the digs start.
If the winds from Uzbekistan bring some further good fortune in the next 12 months, then I may be more optimistic.
Theres hope as ever but we need concrete hope that this will happen.
No one knows what the stage of the plans are at and I expect all employees are unde NDA, but as it stands, its a blue print that still requires the full under written cost plan.
Brexit etc will be a consideration amongst other matters.
Cautious optimism, at this stage.
38 Posted 14/08/2018 at 11:17:45
I don't believe that the posts you refer to are doing anything than repeat lines from Cheech and Chong movies.
Whether you appreciate the humour involved or not, I don't think it's fair to brand people as racist or sexist for such posts. Be careful when dismounting from your moral high horse.
39 Posted 14/08/2018 at 11:47:30
5 years to complete, 55,555 max capacity, £55m increase in forecast only over done 5 months ago.
Everton want guarantees before Brexit. No EU company will be foolish enough to gautantee it and even international organisations are holding off.
Ah well, we have some excitement on the pitch so all good.
40 Posted 14/08/2018 at 21:22:06
For many its been a life time of no success and for those of an age, myself included, a life time as good as 30-25 years, without success in the most barren stretch in th3 clubs history.
Hopefully time and fate will combine to deliverance for EFC, and the perpetual suffering born from the lack of success.
Priority now is Soton, but hopefully the club will announce further updates on BMD.
I still reckon the PM announcement was just a holding statement.
Id like to be a fly on the wall now, and be shown the logistics planning for BMD, and the whole of the north docks.
Hopefully this saga will see a EFC, emerge from the dark times.
41 Posted 15/08/2018 at 02:03:13
42 Posted 15/08/2018 at 02:32:58
I hereby apologize to all Swedish people here for the meatball jokes.
I also hereby apologize to all the meatballs here for the meatball jokes.
43 Posted 15/08/2018 at 04:47:22
44 Posted 15/08/2018 at 04:49:14
45 Posted 15/08/2018 at 05:54:32
46 Posted 15/08/2018 at 13:55:03
47 Posted 15/08/2018 at 14:29:31
Now we have Chong, as Stadium Co-ordinator.
If we get Usmanov onboard, it will be ker-Ching!
49 Posted 15/08/2018 at 16:59:16
50 Posted 15/08/2018 at 17:36:41
"The instructions where in Taiwanese. It'll take 5 years to translate them."
I'm loving Norway but Christ it's expensive and Bergen truly is full of kopites.
51 Posted 15/08/2018 at 17:45:43
54 Posted 15/08/2018 at 18:05:18
" Oh look! Fish and chips! Oh, go on, let's have some" said Lady SaGa, oblivious to the Brits Abroad placard being waived at her by a grinning Koppite... So, we had 9 chips, two pieces of calamari, two minute pieces of salmon and two shrimps, all in batter, for the very reasonable price of £23.88p.
And then she says, "Oh, I don't like shrimps or calamari" .... GRRRRRR and 200 yards away was our cruise liner with all the food we could eat freely available.
But, yes, bloody Koppites everywhere.
55 Posted 16/08/2018 at 07:00:04
56 Posted 16/08/2018 at 08:02:34
Did the fish market and it is a sight to behold.
I settled for a reindeer hotdog which cost me a tenner.
57 Posted 16/08/2018 at 08:03:32
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